Primary Health Care Research Day 2018


Primary Health Care Research Day 2018

When: June 4, 2018

Where:  Double Tree by Hilton, 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS

Who: Patients and community members, students, residents, faculty, researchers, health care providers, policy and decision makers, and the primary health care research community.

Why: To highlight primary health care research being conducted in the province, while providing a forum to meet, share work, make connections, and build relationships.

Patients Included

Primary Health Care Research Day is proud to be an accredited Patients Incuded conference. In order to quality, Primary Heath Care Research Day 2018 met five clauses that ensure meaningful patient engagement. 


We are also pleased to be able to offer a bursary program to make it easier for patients and caregivers to attend our research day. We have 2 bursaries available that include registration, travel costs, accommodations, and some meals.


All patients should register by applying for the bursary.



Register now!

Anyone with an interest in primary health care research is encouraged to register for this event!

  • Patients and care givers are encouraged to attend. Please register by applying for the patient bursary.
  • If your abstract submission is accepted, you will still have to register for the event.
  • Pricing: $130.00 for Clinicians, Health Professionals, Decision Makers, and Researchers;  $75.00 for Medical Residents; $50.00 for Students, Patients, Caregivers, and the General Public; $25.00 for Clinicians Breakfast Only.

Theme: Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Research

The theme of this year’s Primary Health Care Research Day is “Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Research”. We aim to highlight the patient engagement work that is happening throughout Nova Scotia and to learn from local and international experts.

Our keynote speakers, Maret Felzien and Dr. Jack Westfall, with a larger team of patients and citizens, researchers, clinicians, and decision-makers, developed and deliver the Patient and Clinical Engagement (PaCE) project, which is focused on multimodal training in primary healthcare research for patient and clinician dyads; they are immersed in the business of communicating to lay audiences about research. Further, their work in the High Plains Research Network engages with hundreds of local citizens and patients to conduct locally relevant primary healthcare research. 

Student Poster Awards

Building Research for Integrated Primary Healthcare (BRIC NS) is pleased to offer an award for best student poster given at Primary Health Care Research Day. To be eligible, the abstract must be accepted by the Primary Health Care Research Day Program Committee. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at a Nova Scotia university or community college.  Applicants must be first author on posters and must present their own work and not that of an advisor.

Judges will assess the overall quality of the presentation’s content and the presenter’s ability to successfully and succinctly present the subject matter.

To be considered, please make the selection to enter in the abstract submission form.